<<O>>  Difference Topic ServerReasons (r1.3 - 15 Oct 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
Changed:
<
<
Why should we even bother getting our own server?
>
>
Why did we even bother getting our own server?

See Also: ServerToDo, ServerGoals

Background

Changed:
<
<
Currently, the GNHLUG websites and mailing lists (and some of the local LUG stuff) are generously hosted on servers owned and operated by Bruce Dawson's company, Codemeta. These servers also host services for his paying customers, so we have to be fairly careful to not screw things up. That means security and configuration management and all that stuff. It also puts a burden on Bruce which he really does not need, and sometimes cannot spare the resources for.
>
>
The GNHLUG websites and mailing lists (and some of the local LUG stuff) were generously hosted on servers owned and operated by Bruce Dawson's company, Codemeta. These servers also host services for his paying customers, so we had to be fairly careful to not screw things up. That means security and configuration management and all that stuff. It also puts a burden on Bruce which he really does not need, and sometimes cannot spare the resources for.

Why

Changed:
<
<
One is that we can allow more people more access. Right now, only a few GNHLUG people have shell access to anything. Fewer still have privileged access. If we have our own server, the requirements for access can be lower, as it isn't somebody's business that's on the line. This is not to say the root password will be published on the TWiki; just that more people will be able to help do stuff. This also means that critical maintenance of GNHLUG's Internet infrastructure stops being just Bruce Dawson's problem. I'm sure Bruce will appreciate that more then most. smile
>
>
One is that we can allow more people more access. Before, only a few GNHLUG people had shell access to anything. Fewer still have privileged access. Now that we have our own server, the requirements for access can be lower, as it isn't somebody's business that's on the line. This is not to say the root password is published on the TWiki; just that more people will be able to help do stuff. This also means that critical maintenance of GNHLUG's Internet infrastructure stops being just Bruce Dawson's problem. I'm sure Bruce appreciates that more than most. smile

Changed:
<
<
That brings us to the next benefit: Pure and simply, it really is not fair to Bruce to burden him with all this crap.
>
>
That brings us to the next benefit: Pure and simply, it really was not fair to Bruce to burden him with all this crap.

Changed:
<
<
Another major benefit, related to the first, is that we can more aggressive in our Internet activities. Doing things like upgrading TWiki, or Apache, or mailing list software, or installing new software to try out idea XYZ, will be much more practical. I think there are a few applications of the technology that could really benefit us, if we only had a sandbox to play in.

Applications

  • Everything we have now
  • Automated meeting announcements (yippie!)
  • Dedicated calendar software (integrated with the above)
  • Web-based job database (job seekers and job openings), easily postable and searchable without needing a mailing list.
  • Poll/survey software
  • RSVP software for the meetings

You get the idea. Suggestions welcome.

>
>
Another major benefit, related to the first, is that we can more aggressive in our Internet activities. Doing things like upgrading TWiki, or Apache, or mailing list software, or installing new software to try out idea XYZ, is much more practical. I think there are a few applications of the technology that could really benefit us, and we can try them, now that we have a sandbox to play in.

 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerReasons (r1.2 - 09 Feb 2006 - BenScott)

META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
Why should we even bother getting our own server?
Changed:
<
<

Background

>
>
See Also: ServerToDo, ServerGoals

Background


Currently, the GNHLUG websites and mailing lists (and some of the local LUG stuff) are generously hosted on servers owned and operated by Bruce Dawson's company, Codemeta. These servers also host services for his paying customers, so we have to be fairly careful to not screw things up. That means security and configuration management and all that stuff. It also puts a burden on Bruce which he really does not need, and sometimes cannot spare the resources for.

Changed:
<
<

Why

>
>

Why


One is that we can allow more people more access. Right now, only a few GNHLUG people have shell access to anything. Fewer still have privileged access. If we have our own server, the requirements for access can be lower, as it isn't somebody's business that's on the line. This is not to say the root password will be published on the TWiki; just that more people will be able to help do stuff. This also means that critical maintenance of GNHLUG's Internet infrastructure stops being just Bruce Dawson's problem. I'm sure Bruce will appreciate that more then most. smile

Line: 15 to 17

Another major benefit, related to the first, is that we can more aggressive in our Internet activities. Doing things like upgrading TWiki, or Apache, or mailing list software, or installing new software to try out idea XYZ, will be much more practical. I think there are a few applications of the technology that could really benefit us, if we only had a sandbox to play in.

Changed:
<
<

Applications

>
>

Applications


  • Everything we have now
  • Automated meeting announcements (yippie!)
 <<O>>  Difference Topic ServerReasons (r1.1 - 07 Feb 2006 - BenScott)
Line: 1 to 1
Added:
>
>
META TOPICPARENT InternetServer
Why should we even bother getting our own server?

Background

Currently, the GNHLUG websites and mailing lists (and some of the local LUG stuff) are generously hosted on servers owned and operated by Bruce Dawson's company, Codemeta. These servers also host services for his paying customers, so we have to be fairly careful to not screw things up. That means security and configuration management and all that stuff. It also puts a burden on Bruce which he really does not need, and sometimes cannot spare the resources for.

Why

One is that we can allow more people more access. Right now, only a few GNHLUG people have shell access to anything. Fewer still have privileged access. If we have our own server, the requirements for access can be lower, as it isn't somebody's business that's on the line. This is not to say the root password will be published on the TWiki; just that more people will be able to help do stuff. This also means that critical maintenance of GNHLUG's Internet infrastructure stops being just Bruce Dawson's problem. I'm sure Bruce will appreciate that more then most. smile

That brings us to the next benefit: Pure and simply, it really is not fair to Bruce to burden him with all this crap.

Another major benefit, related to the first, is that we can more aggressive in our Internet activities. Doing things like upgrading TWiki, or Apache, or mailing list software, or installing new software to try out idea XYZ, will be much more practical. I think there are a few applications of the technology that could really benefit us, if we only had a sandbox to play in.

Applications

  • Everything we have now
  • Automated meeting announcements (yippie!)
  • Dedicated calendar software (integrated with the above)
  • Web-based job database (job seekers and job openings), easily postable and searchable without needing a mailing list.
  • Poll/survey software
  • RSVP software for the meetings

You get the idea. Suggestions welcome.

View topic | Diffs | r1.3 | > | r1.2 | > | r1.1 | More
Revision r1.1 - 07 Feb 2006 - 19:26 - BenScott
Revision r1.3 - 15 Oct 2006 - 15:44 - BenScott